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Apprentice Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, NY, USA

Job Title:

Apprentice Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Organisation Name:

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.


Cassville, NY USA

Contact at organisation:

David Sutch, Director of Training


Total benefits package including salary is $46,000

Job Type:

Phone Number:

+1 (315) 822-5132


1210 Hardscrabble Road


+1 (315) 293-2465


Cassville, NY



Postal Code:






Brief Job Description:

Three-year training program to become a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Job Description:


Summary of position:

Full‐Time salaried position

 In state and out of state travel with overnight or extended stay as necessary

1‐2 weeks of travel approximately 12 times per year, while placing guide dogs with clients

Duties include but are not limited to:

Clean kennels as necessary

Learn and apply guide dog training methods

Obtain knowledge of canine physiology through research, prepared text, and hands‐on experience. Obtain knowledge of various types of blindness and visual impairment through research, prepared text, and hands‐on experience.

Learn about orientation and mobility from certified O & M specialists

 Attend various lectures/discussions and events with peer professionals

Study canine behavior

Participate in the interviewing of potential clients

Participate in the routine, annual or client requested follow‐up

Attend seminars, conferences, and conventions as necessary

Participate in international educational opportunities

Observe blind students in training

Participate in a secondary and primary capacity in the instruction of blind students

Keep appropriate records

Clean and maintain training vehicles & training equipment

Demonstrate Guide Dogs at PR functions as required

Assist with the puppy program as required  Obtain knowledge for professionals in fields related to guide dogs and blind or 
visually impaired people 
All other duties as required

The position requires:

2- or 4-year college degree
Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather
Walk 7-10 miles a day
Able to lift 50 pounds
Dog experience required
Willingness to work in city environments
A valid driver’s license
































Posting Date:

March 1, 2021

Closing Date:

April 1, 2021